Important February Dates

2/1: Report cards distributed via email

2/4: Material Distribution for Cohort D (8:30 -11:30am, 12:30-2:00pm)

*Parents will be notified if needing to pick up materials

2/5: Material Distribution for Cohort D (8:30 -11:30am, 12:30-2:00pm)

*Parents will be notified if needing to pick up materials

2/8: Picture Day - Cohort A/C & D (see below for details)

2/9: Picture Day - Cohort B & D (see below for details)

2/11: Last day to drop off Valentines for Seniors

2/12: School Closed for Students (in-service day)

2/15: School Closed - Presidents' Day

2/23: Wrestling physicals due to the health office

Submit a Staff Shout-Out!

What better way to salute our WDMS Teachers than to submit a Staff Shout-Out! We hope to recognize staff weekly!

WDMS Picture Day!

WDMS school pictures by Lifetouch are scheduled for Monday, February 8th and Tuesday, February 9th. The pictures will be taken in the WDMS Cafeteria. The schedule is as follows:

Monday, February 8th:

  • Cohort A: during in-person school hours from 7:55 am - 11:55 am
  • Cohort C: during in-person school hours from 7:55 am - 11:55 am
  • Cohort D: students with last names starting with A-K 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Tuesday, February 9th:

  • Cohort B: during in-person school hours from 7:55 am - 11:55 am
  • Cohort D: students with last names starting with L-Z 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

To order pictures you can:

PRE-PURCHASE: You may order online at mylifetouch.com using our Picture Day ID: EVTH49XQ7


ORDER FORM: Parents of Cohort A, B, or C may print the form attached to this email to send in with your child on picture day: West Deptford MS_ Revised Flyer.pdf (Parents of Cohort D students can also fill out a form to order pictures when coming in to take them.)

Below is some additional important information:

  • If you don’t want to order photos, we still would like students’ photos taken to be featured in this year’s Yearbook.
  • Photo packages will arrive at WDMS 2-7 weeks after picture day. Cohort D families will be contacted to arrange for pick-up.
  • Make-up pictures/retakes will be March 22nd and 23rd for any students that miss February picture days or want to retake their picture (more info to come as the date approaches).
  • Pictures will be “no contact” this year. Students will be standing for their individual photo, and no group shots will be taken.
  • Unlike prior years, there will not be Fall Pictures and Spring Pictures. These will be the only pictures taken for this school year.

When coming into the building, Cohort D students:

  • Can (but don’t have to) be accompanied by 1 adult.
  • The QR screener must be completed for each person entering the building by use a cell phone prior to entering the entrance in the front of the building.
  • Please wear a mask when coming into the building and maintain social distance.

If you have any questions about school pictures, please contact Kate Donocoff via email: kdonocoff@wdeptford.k12.nj.us.

Valentine’s Day Card Drive for Seniors

WDMS Student Council wants to spread the love this Valentine’s Day! We will be collecting handmade Valentine’s Day cards from January 27th - February 11th.

What to do: Spend some time making a handmade card or fill out a store-bought card with a positive message and/or a nice note. Place the card(s) in one of the drop off locations below. Sit back and know that you are making a difference and helping to bring happiness to our local senior citizens.

Drop Off Locations

  • There will be a decorated box outside of WDMS by the lockers from 7:25 am - 3:00 pm, Monday - Thursday and Fridays 8 am - 12 pm.

  • There will also be decorated boxes in each wing for card drop off each day.

Please see the attached flyer HERE for details.

West Deptford Key Club Sock Drive

WDMS will once again work with the WDHS Key Club in their annual "Warm Their Feet Sock Drive". We will be collecting new socks of all sizes for men, women, and children. Donations can be dropped in the hamper located in front of WDMS beginning February 14 through March 1, 2021. Please see this FLYER for details.

Winter Athletic Seasons UPDATES


The WDMS boys and girls basketball seasons have begun and are off to a fantastic start with both teams winning their first games of the season! With the numerous restrictions associated with Covid-19, spectators will not be allowed to attend games. WDMS will be live-streaming all home games. Please follow this LINK to the West Deptford Middle School channel on YouTube to watch all home games!

Wrestling will begin on March 1, 2021. See below for all important dates:


  • Physicals due to Health Office Feb. 23, 2021
  • Practice begins March 1, 2021
  • Competition begins March 16, 2021
  • Competition ends April 24, 2021



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